Step1: Seeds Sprouting Okra/Bhindi/Ladies Fingers End To End Beginner Guide
Choose the seeds of good quality. We suggest buying seeds from a trusted supplier. To start with asking your friends about their experience or observe user reviews if you are looking for buying online.
Keep the seeds to germinate in a warm place. In harsh weather conditions, you could place them indoor as well. Choose a warm and well-lighted corner
Okra takes around a week to 10 days for germination. This is a summer season crop But work well in almost all seasons. Wait for the saplings to grow around 2 to 3 inches tall and then transplant them to a bigger pot
Step2: Choosing The Pot And Soil For Okra
Choose a pot which is at least 10 inches in depth and 10 inches in width. One pot per plant is a good combination. If you are planting in a big container have one plant for square feet. You can also choose grow bags of the same dimensions.
Step3: Watering And Taking Care Till Harvest For Okra
Okra is a hot weather crop. It can sustain very high sunlight and can survive in low water levels.
We recommend watering the Okra plants only when the top surface is dry. If you are using a cocopeat based potting mix, it retains water inside and helps okra grow well.
Usually watering once in 2 to 3 days is sufficient. Under very hot and humid conditions water every day. during winter and rainy seasons check the moisture content of the soil before watering.
Many times bhindi plants are killed by overwatering. Insert your finger into the soil to check moisture inside before watering.
Step4: Pests And Harvest
Usually, okra plants get affected by Aphids, Leaf miners, Mealybugs. We suggest using only organic fertilizers.
The best option for these insects is using neem oil. Dilute neem oil with water in the ratio of 1:50 and spray on the okra plants. We recommend spraying it in the morning or in the evening. Bhindi plants will not be able to withstand high sunlight as well as neem oil spray together.
Seed supplier : KN Seeds